Dealing With the Effects of a Pregnancy

Posted on 08/14/2013 by | Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: I am a 58-year-old female with a medical problem: a rectal leakage, due to my last pregnancy. I am not in a relationship, only because I am afraid that this issue will cause a problem in my sex life. What shall I do? Dr. Pepper Schwartz: Go see a doctor — a gynecologist or specialist in intestinal issues would be preferred. It seems to me that there should be a procedure that would be able to stop the leakage. …

Pelvic Exam: One More Thing Women Can Skip?

Posted on 12/18/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt seems as if the annual health to-do list for women over 50 is getting shorter and shorter. All those routine tests we thought we needed every year to stay on top of things — like mammograms and Pap smears — experts now say are really unnecessary. The latest thing we should cross off the list: a yearly pelvic exam. A new study from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), says a pelvic exam, in which the physician inserts …